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Health Psychology, MS
USciences takes you deep inside the questions at the hub of health psychology: how does physical health affect state of mind? In what ways do thoughts and behaviors influence mental and physical wellness?
Select from a thesis-option—with rigorous courses based in applied experimental psychology— preparing you to pursue your doctoral degree. Or a non-thesis track, where you will thrive in health-related research and be prepared for clinical research coordination, health communications, medical school, public health programs, or additional graduate study with a clinical focus.
Courses cost $1,000 per credit and the program is typically completed in a year and a half.
What Sets Us Apart?
- USciences is one of the only master’s programs in the country with a curriculum focused specifically on health psychology.
- You’ll receive one-on-one mentorship from a specific faculty member and work alongside your mentor in the research lab to gain additional experience.
- Low student-to-faculty ratio.
- Breadth and depth of our coursework including: neuropsychology, behavioral medicine,
research methodology and management, evidence based practice, and behavior change.
- A 15-credit graduate certificate in health education and communication to put you a step above your peers.
OT Student Explores Research Opportunities at Summer Institute
August 12, 2019
Nancy Greene MS'16 (Health Psychology), DrOT'20 participated in the American Occupational Therapy Association's Summer Institute for Future Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina where she learned about research opportunities and built a network of peers.
Dig It: Student's Passion Leads to Month-Long Excavation Trip in Belize
August 06, 2019
Victoria Pobok Bio'20, HumSci'20 has always loved learning about ancient cultures and this summer she was able to indulge that curiosity during a month-long archeological dig in Northern Belize studying the ancient Maya.
USciences Student Explores Medical Field Through Competitive CHOP Internship
July 24, 2019
Cindy Hong Neuro'21 wrote a guest blog detailing her experiences at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP), a competitive 10-week summer internship.
Fruit Fly Research Possible Key to Understanding Alzheimer's and Degenerative Diseases
July 16, 2019
Thanks to a new grant from the National Institute of Health, Maggie Pearce PhD, assistant professor of biology and neuroscience, is leading a new study to explore degenerative diseases using fruit flies.
Expert Commentary: What Parents Need to Know About Early Signs of Autism
June 19, 2019
6abc Action News spoke with Ashley de Marchena, PhD at University of the Sciences about what parents need to know about autism. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and her expertise is in early diagnosis of autism.
E. Amy Janke, PhD
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